VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2014: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : PASSAT Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2011-04-06 - 2014-07-25
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V171000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-09-15 Date Received by ODI: 2016-03-24 Date Added to Database: 2016-03-24
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 23T3
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 91442
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Passat vehicles equipped with TDI engines. Due to improperly assembled wire seals in a connector for an underbody sensor, water may enter and corrode the electrical connectors of the sensor, causing an electrical short.
Consequence:
      An electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in September. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23T3.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.